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The Ship That Never Was

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Address: Strahan Visitor Centre Amphitheatre | The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
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+61 3 6471 7700

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A wonderful follow up to Sarah Island Tour. Although it is not necessary to go to Sarah Island first (via one of the harbour cruises) it is so much more meaningful if you do... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Cohuna, Australia
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Cohuna, Australia
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

A wonderful follow up to Sarah Island Tour. Although it is not necessary to go to Sarah Island first (via one of the harbour cruises) it is so much more meaningful if you do. Regardless this group of enthusiastic actors are fantastic and the performance is wonderful and has everyone laughing and smiling for the entire performance. Won't give anything... More 

Thank 297janine
Gold Coast
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6 reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We went there at last minute decision , best decision ever. we have 2 young boys 6 and 7 years and they absolutely loved it and we all did, they got to participate in the play, actually the all audience gets to participate, great way to learn about history, the 2 actors on the night I went were just outstanding,... More 

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Katikati, New Zealand
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102 reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Excellent entertainment, a laugh from start to finish. You need to be careful of what you do or say, as you could be part of the production, but in saying that it is all part of a fun evening out. You lean about the history of Sarah Island's last ship & escape. We would go again if back that way.

Thank algor50
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

I went to see this stage drama during a full Tasmania tour I did. All of our group members attend this and it was truely amazing! The way they present it very enjoyable and hilarious. It was $20 if you attend as individuals, but if you go in group tours then only $10. But it worths 50 bucks. It worth... More 

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Buderim, Australia
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The theatrical skills of the actors and their ability to involved even the most reluctant audience participants in this hilarious play was one of the highlights of our visit to Strahan. Although it is the longest running play in Australia the actors presentation was vibrant and enthusiastic with no inkling of how many times they have performed the show. The... More 

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Taranna, Australia
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30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

A must do. Very funny show that is exceptionally well done. Part play, part pantomine and part history lesson. The actors got the whole audience involved. They selected several children to play small roles in the show and their clever use of props soon had the kids enthusiastically playing along. Lots of fun for all ages.

Thank ralpha62
Djupivogur, Iceland
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you visit Strahan, you MUST go to the daily performance of this absolutely hilarious play. The involvement of audience members is so cleverly done that even the reluctant ones finally go along enthusiastically with what they are asked to do, to the delight of the crowd.

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Bend, Oregon
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79 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I nearly fell asleep on the cruise but this show kept me awake and laughing for over an hour. It was so cleverly written and performed that three actors engaged the whole audience to participate and more than a dozen members of the audience to take a direct role in the folly. Apparently the longest running play in Australia and... More 

Thank MacFarnsworth
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The kids loved the show and we really enjoied it. There was alot of audience participation in the show and be prepared to get wet

Thank Andrew T
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Really excellent performance considering that there is only 2 actors! It's highly entertaining, funny and educational. They get the crowd involved, particularly the young children which gives the play that personal touch. A must see in Strahan

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